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Stella Jacobs, born September 1, 1907, died Jan. 19. Stella, a Parkland native, graduated from Pacific Lutheran Academy as a teacher in 1928. She married Ken Jacobs in 1933. Stella sang in Choir of the West, and also at Trinity Lutheran Church and Spanaway Lutheran Church. She started Stella's Flowers, a Parkland household word for 30 years. Her daughter, Sandy Feisheim '59, and grandson, Jay Freisheim '81, are also PLU graduates. Memorial services were held Jan. 23 at Spanaway Lutheran Church.

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Sterling Raymond Harshman died peacefully in his sleep on Feb. 4. Harshman started in football and track as a student at PLU, setting a record in the 100-yard dash that held until 1989. His athletic performance was recognized with his induction into the PLU Athletic Hall of Fame in 1992. Harshman was also named in "Who's Who in American Universities."
    Harshman served in the US Navy on active duty in World War II and the Korean War, remaining in the Naval Reserve until he retired as a captain in 1975. He also had a 30-year career as a biology teacher and coach at Puyallup High School. Harshman married Vernita Spooner in 1943 and had three children, Cathy '69, Stephen '72 and Lisa. After Vernita's death in 1959, he married Jeanne Carpenter in 1961.
    Part of a large PLU family, the survivors include his sister, JoAnne Sandvig '49, his brother Marv Harshman '43 and wife Dorothy '42, and their sons, Mike '67 and David '78.

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Thomas Reeves published a book called "The Empty Church: The Suicide of Liberal Christianity." The book is a study of the seven mainline Protestant churches, including the ELCA. It attempts to discover the reasons for the serious decline of these historic church bodies and makes suggestions for their revitalization. This is his 10th book.Thomas is a professor of history at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. He and his wife, Kathleen (Garrison '59) Reeves, live in Franksville, Wis.
Joan Shapira of Vancouver, Wash., is a dealer for Watkins Products and is looking for people to work for her selling the line of home products. If interested, contact the PLU Alumni Office to find out how to get in touch with Joan.

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Patricia Sherman Budzius, named in the 1996 "Who's Who Among America's Teachers," teaches 8th grade language arts at Pinelake Middle School in the Issaquah School District. Her husband, Marty Budzius, a retired school administrator, was chosen as a runner in the 1996 Olympic Torch Relay as it went through Seattle on its way to Atlanta in May. Marty was awarded the honor for his involvement in community service work.

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Robert Olsen is pastor of Grace Lutheran Church, an independent congregation in Buckley, Wash. His wife, Kaye (Whisler '64), is volunteer coordinator for COMPEER, a ministry of the Mental Health Chaplaincy of Tacoma and Pierce County. Their daughter, Ruth, is a Peace Corps volunteer, teaching English as a Second Language in Karshi, Uzbekistan, a former Soviet republic in central Asia. Their other daughter, Lori, is a PLU sophomore. The family lives in Parkland, where Bob and Kaye spent most of their growing years.(see related story)
Gwen Werner is a clinical social worker in private practice in Milwaukee, Wis. She recently completed the rigorous 33-mile Milford Trek in New Zealand with her husband, Bill, and youngest son, Josh. Bill is a producer/director for a public television station in Milwaukee.

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John E. Anderson and wife, Marilyn, live in Abbotsford, B.C., where John was installed as pastor of Peace Lutheran Church on Aug. 1. John, who majored in German at PLU, uses the language in his ministry.
J. Robert Shive is an associate broker in commercial and industrial real estate in Redmond, Ore.

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David Holmquist was installed January 26 as pastor of Calvary Lutheran Church of Eureka, Calif. He and his wife, Laura, moved there from Salem, Ore.
Linda (Carlson) Salatiello and Tom Salatiello live in Sanbornton, N.H. Linda serves on the council of the New England Synod of the ELCA and will be a delegate to the ELCA National Assembly in Philadelphia this year. Linda is self-employed and Tom works for the state division of mental health. This fall, Tom was elected to the New Hampshire House of Representatives. They have two children, Erika, 20, and Christopher, 17.

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Norman LeMay is chairman-elect of the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce.

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David Lindeblom of Lacey, Wash., was selected as the 1996 Region VI Elementary Science Teacher of the Year by the Washington Science Teachers' Association. Every year, a science teacher is chosen from each of 10 geographic regions of the state at the elementary, junior high/middle school, high school and college/university levels. State awardees are then selected from the regional winners. David was honored because of his exemplary work with elementary students in science programs in the Yelm Community Schools. He is characterized as a dedicated educator able to present science to his students in exciting and challenging ways.

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Bob Beller of Shelton, Wash., was one of the first slowpitch players inducted in the Kitsap Oldtimers Association Hall of Fame.

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After completing more than 14 years in the Gulf Cooperation Council as an Associate Secretary General for Economic Affairs, Dr. Abdullah Ibrahim El-Kuwaiz returned to the Ministry of Finance and National Economy in Saudi Arabia at the end of 1995. He became a Deputy Minister for Economic Affairs in 1996, and was also asked to serve as a board member of the United Saudi Commercial Bank. He was chosen as an executive director representing Saudi Arabia to the Board of Islamic Development Bank, which specializes in concessional development loans to Islamic countries. Last February he assumed the position of general manager of the Gulf International Bank of Bahrain, a wholesale bank with assets in excess of $8 billion.
Dana Walk teaches English as a Second Language at the University of Idaho, is a busy single mom to Libby, age 8, and is currently fighting a recurrence of breast cancer. She is responding well to diet and nutritional therapies; prayers are appreciated as the fight continues.
Florence Welborn of Tacoma, Wash., was one of 17 citizens appointed by the Tacoma City Council to fill open slots on boards and commissions. She owns Mandarin Stained Glass Studio in Lakewood and is a board member of the Tacoma Historical Society. Florence was also appointed to the Landmarks Preservation Commission.

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Class representative David Johnson is compiling a directory of e-mail addresses for members of the class of 1974. If you'd like to be included, send your address to him at dejohnson@ csupomona.edu.

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Paula Evjen of Puyallup, Wash., leads the vocal music classes at Northwood Elementary School.
Roger Lipera married Anita Pomerantz on Nov. 30 in Northridge, Calif. Roger works for McManus Enterprises, a supplier of theatrical supplies and equipment, in Bala Cynwyd, Penn. Anita is an associate professor at Temple University in Philadelphia. She teaches in the communication sciences department and has done research in language and social interaction and health communication. Roger and Anita live in a 108-year-old house in the Germantown section of Philadelphia, not far from where the Colonial Army fought the famous battle in the Revolutionary War.

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[PHOTO]Cindy McTee of Denton, Texas, is a professor of music composition at the University of North Texas. Her recent activities include performances of her music by Tokyo's NHK Symphony Orchestra, the Cleveland Chamber Symphony and the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Leonard Slatkin. In October, Voices of Change, a professional chamber music ensemble based in Dallas, premiered Cindy's "Einstein's Dreams." Written for six instruments, the work was funded by a Composers Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Carrie (Kipp) Howard and her husband, Andy, of Seattle, announce the arrival of Tessa Anne. Tessa (Ping Ping) was born Nov. 19, 1995, in Zhejiang Province, China, and adopted on Oct. 3, 1996, in Hangzhou, China. Carrie was most recently employed as a senior developmental editor at Microsoft. The Howards have a web page at http://www.seanet.com/~howardac.
Ken and Kaye (Remmereid '79) Lysen live in Bothell, Wash. Ken has been at Safeco in Seattle for 12 years; Kaye teaches at Garfield Elementary in Everett, Wash. They have three children - Kirsten, 13, Kevin, 11, and Kaarin, 8.
Lynda Ramsey (The Rams) is back in the Pacific Northwest, working in Portland for Nacco Materials Handling Group Inc. as financial reporting manager. She would love to hear from Lutes.

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Daniel R. Anderson and wife, Lisa, announce the birth of Alexis Matia on Sept. 20. The family lives in Lauderdale, Minn.
Nancy (Pershall) Stephenson and her husband, Bruce, of Poulsbo, Wash., announce the birth of twins, Natalie Rose and Scott Jacob, on Oct. 26.

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Dr. Dan Curtis and his wife, Leann, of Henderson, Nev., announce the birth of Parker Daniel on Dec. 6. Dan was an assistant professor of cardio-thoracic anesthesia at Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland, Ore., for five years before relocating to Nevada in 1994 to join a 40-member private anesthesia practice in Las Vegas.
Willy and Cindy (Chiapuzio) Stiggelbout of Seattle announce the birth of Kyra Nicole, born Jan. 8, 1996. Kyra joins Zachary Daniel, 7, and Chloe Alexandra, 5.
Michael Haglund received a Sloan Fellowship, one of 14 awarded to neuroscientists in the country. He also was promoted to associate professor of neurosurgery and neurobiology at Duke University Medical Center. He and his wife, Christine, live in Cary, N.C., with Sean, 7, and Tanya, 3.
Bruce and Kay ('81) Johnson live in Rochester, Minn., where Bruce is a consultant in the division of cardiovascular diseases at the Mayo Clinic. Kay is a supplemental RN at Mayo and is busy with their three boys. Anyone visiting the Mayo Clinic is welcome at their home.

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James Martin-Schramm of Decorah, Iowa, received a $10,000 grant from the Pew Global Stewardship Initiative to support his work on book titled "Population Policies and Christian Ethics." James is a professor of religion at Luther College and the grant provides two courses of release time from his teaching duties this spring to allow him to write the final draft of his manuscript.

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Roberta (Towe) Jones finished her Ph.D. in accounting and will be starting a career as an assistant professor at the University of Texas-Arlington in the fall of 1997. Roberta and her husband, Stephen, live in Urbana, Ill.
David and Anita (Duske) Knight of Kent, Wash., announce the birth of Micah on July 31. Micah joins 10-year-old brother David, 8-year-old brother Jonathan, 6-year-old brother Caleb, 4-year-old brother Joshua and 2-year-old brother Titus. The whole family has adjusted well to Micah's arrival and they all are busy with homeschooling. David sells vacant land for Landman Inc.
Jennie Wodaege and Jay Reichman wed on Aug. 25 in South Newfane, Vt. Jay is an engineer.

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Eric Dooley and his wife, Jenny, of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, announce the birth of Ian Lewis on Oct. 15. Ian joins 11-year-old sister Emily, 8-year-old sister Natalie, 5-year-old sister Nicole and 3-year-old sister Rachel.
Lisa (Munson) Mulcrone and her husband, Gary, of Puyallup, Wash., announce the birth of Hayden Clarence on Feb. 24, 1996. Lisa teaches part-time in the Bethel School District so she can stay home with Hayden.

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Ed and Connie (Toth '85) Boyce of Boise, Idaho, announce the birth of E.J. on Nov. 23, 1995. E.J. joins 4-year-old sister Kaila. Connie is a pharmaceutical representative for Whitehall-Robins. Ed is an assistant basketball coach at Boise State University.
Hope (Dudley) Bullock and her husband, David, of Bellevue, Wash., announce the adoption of Esther in September. She was born on June 20, 1995. Esther joins 5-year-old sister Joy, who was adopted in December 1994. Both of their daughters come from Zhejiang Province in mainland China. Hope is a homemaker and elementary school teacher. David works at Microsoft.
David Chun and his wife, Alison, of Kaneohe, Hawaii, announce the birth of Dakota Rei Lynn Chun on Nov. 8. Alison is a make-up artist; David has been a fifth grade math teacher at Iolani School since 1990. He teaches in the same classroom where he spent his fifth-grade year as a student. David enjoyed visiting with friends during the All-Star Volunteer Weekend at PLU last September.
Teresa Heine married D. Chase Franklin on Sept. 21 at Denny Park Lutheran Church in Seattle. Teresa is an airplane pilot for United Parcel Service. D. Chase is a group program manager for Microsoft.
Yongkook Kim, of Palisades Park, N.J., announces the birth of daughter Bomee. Bomee joins 2-year-old brother Nicholas.
Bruce Larson and his wife, Jermaine, of Bellingham, Wash., announce the birth of Joshua James and Zachary John on May 16. Joshua and Zachary join 3-year-old sister Ellie.
[PHOTO]Tom Layson is an anchor/reporter for WSYX in Columbus, Ohio. He and his wife, Shari, live in Pickerington, Ohio.
Michael Ronning married Christina Edwards on Sept. 21 at Mack's Apples in Londonderry, N.H. Christina is a dance teacher. Michael is the pastor of St. James Lutheran Church in Folsom, N.J. Following a honeymoon to Prince Edward Island in Canada, the couple has made their home in Folsom.
William Sargent and his wife, Joyce, of Dayton, Ohio, announce the birth of Jaime on Nov. 20.
Bruce D. Voss and wife Liane of Kailua, Hawaii, announce the birth of Erin Nalani Matsukawa Voss on May 16.

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Joyce (Bridges) Bodeau and her husband, Todd, of Almira, Wash., announce the birth of Kate Lyn on Sept. 25. Kate joins 4-year-old sister Leha. Todd works the family farm. Joyce is a full-time mom.
Joe and Maria (Schweizer) Duffus of Montclair, Va., announce the birth of Daniel Alexander on Dec. 1.
Doug and Jill (Johnson '89) Gardner of Tacoma announce the birth of Elliot Clark on July 26. Elliot joins 1-year-old sister Emily.
Linda Skibiel-Gossler and her husband, James Gossler, of Auburn, Wash., announce the birth of Nicole Marie. Nicole joins 4 1/2-year-old brother Blake and 2-year-old brother Jordon.
Nancy Stuchell of Everett, Wash., was named to the Everett Public Schools Foundation board of directors for a three-year term beginning in fall of 1996. Her role is to serve students and staff in District No. 2 by enhancing the local education environment.

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Richard C. Bauer and Lesa Bauer of Naples, Italy, announce the birth of Christian Blake Armstrong Bauer on March 14. Rick is the director of Ship Repair Contracting for the US Navy Sealift.
Pat and Denise Bettinger announce the birth of their daughter, Shannon Elaine on Nov. 14. She joins brothers Scott and Eric.
Jamin and Karen (Shaw) Borg of University Place, Wash., announce the birth of Peyton Jamin on Nov. 5. Peyton joins 2 1/2-year old Mikayla Renee. Jamin and Karen are both elementary teachers.
Brad and Jennifer (Linham) Bossio announce the birth of Kathryn Grace on Dec. 4. Kathryn joins sister Mara Evelyn, 3 1/2 years old.
Pollyann (Brynestad) Butler and her husband, Jim, of Tacoma, announce the birth of MacGregor William on Aug. 7.
Andy Comstock and wife, Liz, of Tacoma, annouce the birth of Jenna Elizabeth on Oct. 2. Jenna joins brother Joseph.
Rich Coulter is the principal and Title I/Migrant/Preschool programs coordinator at Delancey-Houghton Elementary School in the Soap Lake School District in Grant County, Wash.
Peter Douglass returned to Seattle from California. He is an engineer in Boeing's propulsion systems division, supporting engine testing for the 777.
Kathy McConnell traveled through Romania, Greece and Turkey this summer and continues to teach first grade at Graham Elementary in the Bethel, Wash., School District.
Charlott Siegele married Stanley Outman on Nov. 16 in Fountain Valley, Calif. Charlotte is an adoption social worker. Stanley is a building engineer. They live in Irvine, Calif.
Lennie Sutton spends five months of the year in Austria working with TCM International Inc. and the other seven months in Tacoma, Wash., working at Parkland Christian Church. You can check out TCM's homepage at http://our world.compuserve.com/homepages/haus_edelweiss.
Elizabeth (Menz) Woolsey and her husband, James, of Hampstead, N.H., announce the birth of Hannah Alexandria on March 30, 1996. Elizabeth teaches elementary art in Sandown, N.H. James is a park ranger at Lowell National Historical Park in Lowell, Mass.

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Rich and Ashlyn (Flanders) Arnold of Tacoma, announce the birth of Josiah Robert on Aug. 16. Josiah joins 9-year-old sister Chelsea, 7-year-old brother Nathan, 5-year-old sister Starre, 3-year-old sister Nadine and 1-year-old sister Tabitha. Rich is an analyst at Boeing and an assistant pastor at Harvard Covenant Church in Tacoma. Ashlyn is a homeworker.
Dawn (Schonberg) Bonner and her husband, Glenn, of Wenatchee, Wash., announce the birth of Noah Robert on July 27. Noah joins 5-year-old brother Kellen David. Glenn is the associate pastor at Wenatchee Valley Baptist Church.
Lori (Mathisen) Ciancio and her husband, Claude, of Renton, Wash., announce the birth of Michael Paul on Oct. 13. Michael joins 2 1/2-year-old sister Rachel Elizabeth. Lori is a homemaker and part-time physical therapist; Claude is a physical therapist.
Douglas Knight married Arlene Bruner on Aug. 31 at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Seattle. Arlene attends Western Washington University. Douglas is a dentist in Tacoma specializing in orthodontics.
Becky Kramer of College Place, Wash., was part of a three-person team that won second place in enterprise reporting in a Pacific Northwest Newspaper Association competition for outstanding daily newspaper journalism, as well as first place in a Society of Professional Journalists national competition. The award-winning work was "This Land is My Land," a series on the property-rights movement, written for the Walla Walla Union-Bulletin in Walla Walla, Wash.
Tim and Ann (Forney '85) Reierson were married in 1987 and have lived in Yakima, Wash., since 1989. Tim recently began a water resources consulting business.
Darin Ringenbach of Tukwila, Wash., coaches football and teaches marketing at Curtis High School in Tacoma. Curtis' football team won the State AAA Championship for the second year in a row. Darin coaches the receivers and defensive backs.

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Edwin Dierdorff, Jr. works in paralegal real estate for Garden Botanika of Redmond, Wash. He received a paralegal degree from Highline Community College in 1991 and attends Bellevue Community College's Technical Support Program.
Janice (Voss) Moore and her husband, Scott, of West Linn, Ore., announce the birth of Megan Frances on Nov. 4. Megan joins 2-year-old brother Charlie. Janice quit her position with Safeco Insurance after the birth of Charlie to be a full-time mom.
Brenda Jean Ray recently performed her first vocal recital at the Community Music Center in Portland, Ore. In June she was appointed to the Board of Directors for the Portland Symphonic Choir.
Susan (Donovan) Winton of New Plymouth, New Zealand, is the Asia market services coordinator at Pastoral Foods Ltd., a subsidiary of the New Zealand Dairy Board. The company exports 80 percent of its products world-wide.

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Kelly Barber married Danny Lam at the Regent Hotel in Hong Kong. They moved to Beijing, China, for Danny's job as senior vice president of investments at Bessemer Asia. Kelly does freelance consulting while looking for a job. Danny and Kelly find Beijing a very exciting place to be with the many changes occurring there.
Dan Cheek quit his job with Holland America Line Westours to travel the world for three months. He encourages others to do the same.
Paul and Susan (Robins '91) Cheek of Puyallup announce the birth of Shannon Lynn on Dec. 17. Shannon joins 2 1/2-year-old Dillon.
Brian and Lise (Hannon '90) Olsen of Bellingham, Wash., announce the birth of Joy Christine on May 17. Joy joins 2-year-old sister Grace. Brian is the pastor of North Shore Church in Bellingham. Lise runs a daycare in their home while raising Grace and Joy.
Brian Smith earned a master of fine arts degree from San Diego State University in 1994. He now teaches art at Blaine High School, in Blaine, Wash., the school he graduated from in 1985. He and his wife, Melanie Smith, live in Blaine with their 2-year-old son Corin.
Laurie Swift married Victor Raisys on Oct. 26 at St. Monica Catholic Church in Mercer Island, Wash. They both work at Microsoft, Laurie as an intern program coordinator and Victor as a product manager.
Mike and Kathy (Bowles '87) Tuiasosopo announce the birth of Lanea Louise on Oct. 22. They live in Logan, Utah, where Mike coaches football at Utah State University and Kathy is at work on her master's degree.
Steve and Katrina (Neely) Wreggit moved back to Washington from Oklahoma. Steve works at Boeing and Katrina works for the Social Security Administration. They live in Marysville, Wash., and are expecting their first child.

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David Berg and wife, Stephanie, live in Atlanta where David is a writer/producer at Cartoon Network (Turner Broadcasting).
Holly Fields Bilello and Richard Bilello of Bay Shore, N.Y., announce the birth of Olivia Fields Bilello on Dec. 21. Olivia joins 18-month old brother Austin Fields Bilello.
Elaina Dulaney was promoted to senior account executive at Waggener Edstrom Public Relations in June. Her husband, Steve, is a product marketing manager at WRQ in Seattle. A son, Benjamin Alan, was born to Elaina and Steve on Sept. 30.
Timothy Farrell married Kimberly Scheiber on Aug. 10 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Nashua, N.H. Kimberly is a music teacher. Timothy is a doctoral candidate at the University of Oregon in Eugene, Ore. He is also the director of bands at Valley City State University in Valley City, N.D., where Timothy and Kimberly live.
Lisa (Harris) Gonzalez and her husband, Drew, moved to Navarre, Fla., where Drew is stationed at Hurlburt Field as part of the special operations squadron for the Air Force. Lisa is enjoying time away from the nursing profession to be at home with their daughter, Rachel.
Anne (Larson) Gribble and her husband, Doug, of Kirkland, Wash., announce the birth of Hailey Marie on Oct. 8. Hailey joins 2-year-old brother Joey.
Rex Hapala of Woodland, Wash., works for the Washington State Department of Natural Resources as the southwest "Region Geologist," dealing with surface mining issues, slope stability and engineering geology for this area.
Jeffrey Hostetter married Katrina Kaiyala on Sept. 7 at Wapato Point on Lake Chelan in Chelan, Wash. Katrina works for Advance Radio Telecommunications in Bellevue, Wash. Jeffrey is the art director for Wood Associates in Kent, Wash. They live in Kent.
Pierre and JoAnn ('89) Kirby announce the birth of Jack Patrick on Dec. 4. The Kirbys live in Stockton, Calif.
Lisbet Larsen married Ronald Mielke on Oct. 19 on the Skansonia ferry in Seattle. Lisbet owns Ravishing Radish Catering. Ronald is a marine engineer for Victoria Clipper Navigation. They live in Renton, Wash.
Pam Meyer of Tacoma was promoted to manager of the international assignment program at The Frank Russell Company. She also earned her master of business administration degree from Seattle University in December.
Andrea (McGraw) Reid and her husband, Scott, of Seattle announce the birth of Lauren Elizabeth on June 11, 1996.
Holly Thorpe of Malvern, Pa., is working toward a master's degree in social work. Once completed, she will seek a school social work position.
Mark Wornath of Kent, Wash., was promoted to assistant manager of Norwest Financial's Renton branch office.

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Jessica Andrews and Chuck Leber were married Sept. 10 at the Bay Pavilion, Pier 57, Seattle. Jessica works in public relations and Chuck works in sales.
Sam and Kendra (Turnbull) Barnes of Ephrata, Wash., announce the birth of Gavin Rex on Nov. 25. He joins sister, Taylor, 2 1/2 years old. Kendra continues to stay home with the kids while selling Longaberger Baskets.
Timothy Borsheim and Kelley Reed '92 were married on July 13 at Sun Mountain Lodge in Winthrop, Wash. Kelley is a registered nurse at Swedish Hospital in Seattle. Timothy is a physical therapist at St. Joseph's Hospital in Tacoma. They honeymooned in Jamaica and live in Tacoma.
Jonathan and Kari (Sansgaard '90) Brendefur of Madison, Wis., announce the birth of Maren Elizabeth on Oct. 25. Kari is a pastoral intern (third-year seminary student). Jonathan is a research assistant and Ph.D. candidate at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
John Brooks and wife Sharilyn of Portland, Ore., announce the birth of Ryan Michael on Oct. 8. John continues to teach and serve as athletic director at Portland Lutheran High School and Sharilyn stays home to care for Ryan.
Jeff and Jennifer Meyer Brown announce the birth of Makenna Lindlee Brown, on Jan. 6. Grandparents are Donald '64 and Sandra Meyer.
Kristi (Saari) Christianson and her husband, Gary, of Redmond, Wash., announce the birth of Alexa Delaney on Oct. 13. Kristi is a certified public accountant. She works at Contractors Bonding and Insurance Company in Seattle as the accounting manager.
Steve Cooper and Jennifer Pearson were married on Sept. 14 at Calvary Lutheran Church in Federal Way, Wash. They live in Anchorage, Alaska, where Steve is a pilot for Era Aviation Inc. Prior to the wedding, Jennifer worked as a marketing associate for Oncomembrane Inc. in Seattle for five years.
Ronald Crump is a senior account executive at Creative Source International. He works on the Hewlett-Packard Co., Novell, Wall Data Inc. and Microsoft accounts, still teaches aerobics and sings with the Idaho Opera.
Lois (Johnson) Debner was promoted to graphic designer at Merrill Corporation, a financial and legal printing company, in September. Lois and her husband, Jerry Debner '90, bought their first home in April 1996 in Maplewood, Minn., a suburb of St. Paul.
Brian and Heidi (Gifford '89) Erickson announce the birth of Kyle Tristan on Nov. 3. Heidi is a physical therapist at Good Samaritan Hospital in Puyallup, Wash., and Brian is a senior auditor with Weyerhaeuser.
Scott Faulkner of Reno, Nev., received his master of music degree from the University of Nevada, Reno. He was named to Phi Kappa Phi honor society and is an adjunct music faculty member at University of Nevada, Reno, teaching music appreciation, jazz history and double bass. Scott was also named principal bassist for the Reno Philharmonic in November.
Gregory Felton of Richland, Wash., received a master's degree in teaching from Washington State University, Tri-Cities.
Shannon (Duff) Horn and her husband, Russell, of Redding, Calif., announce the birth of Nadia Kendra on Aug. 23. Shannon is an at-home wife and mother. Russell accepted a call as part-time pastor of Faith Lutheran Church (LCMS) in Burney, Calif. He was installed on Dec. 1. Russell also works with computers, web development and the Internet.
Daniel McKeown and Teri Arendt '93 were married on May 25, 1996, at First Lutheran Church in Tacoma. The best man was Eric Steinmeyer '91 and the maid of honor was Ann (Tyssland '93) St. John. Daniel and Teri honeymooned in the San Juan Islands, relaxing and watching Orcas. Teri works in the recruiting division of ManorCare, a skilled nursing facilities company. Dan is a wine salesman for Unique Wine Company. Their e-mail address is MeganHair@aol.com.
Brandt Monfort of Chehalis, Wash., received his DDS degree in June 1996. He practices in association with Dr. Karen Stanley in Vancouver, Wash.
Molly O'Donnell and Paul Bissett were married April 12 at St. John Vianney Catholic Church in Kirkland, Wash. Molly is a sales representative for Medeva Pharmaceuticals in eastern North Carolina and Paul is a chemical engineer for Weyerhaeuser Paper Co. Molly and Paul live in Washington, N.C.
Melissa O'Neil of Kennewick, Wash., was part of a team that placed first in spot-news reporting in a Pacific Northwest Newspaper Association competition for outstanding daily newspaper journalism. The award recognized the team's coverage of flooding in February 1996 for the Tri-City Herald in Pasco, Wash.
Maureen (Brown) Peterson and Sean Peterson '92 announce the birth of Tanner Beck on Jan. 1. Maureen finished her master's in counseling in August at St. Martin's College and works as a counselor with Comprehensive Mental Health. Sean is a marketing assistant with the Broadway Center for the Performing Arts. The Petersons live in Tacoma.
Teresa Raden married Jarold Bowerman on July 27 at Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Church in Tacoma. Teresa is an English teacher at Olympia High School. Jarold is vice president of research and development at Sierra On-Line. They live in Renton, Wash.
Lisa Simonsen serves as pastor of Faith Formation and Learning at St. Mathew's Lutheran Church in Renton, Wash. She graduated from Luther Seminary in St. Paul in May, was ordained in September, and was installed at Renton in November.
John Springer and his wife, Megan, of Wenatchee, Wash., announce the birth of Hayley Ann on Nov. 28. Megan is a substitute teacher. John is a physical therapist.
Michael and Tracy (Bromley '92) Standish of Harker Heights, Texas, announce the birth of Joshua on Feb. 28, 1996. Joshua joins 4-year-old brother Christopher.

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Tracey Bryant and Trevor White '94 were married Dec. 28 in Corvallis, Ore. Tracey graduated from Yale University School of Medicine's Physician Associate Program in August and works in emergency medicine. Trevor is a police officer working with gangs.
Dan Buchanan of Edmonds, Wash., joined Delaunay/Phillips Inc. as an account manager in the company's media relations practice group.
Eric DeJong of Mount Vernon, Wash., is the new assistant principal at Post Middle School.
Tyler Gillis is the owner of Gillis Walls L.L.C., a company that builds modular retaining walls and that has been in business for three years. The company's latest project is a new Walgreen's Drug Store being built in Tacoma. Tyler lives in Fircrest, Wash., with his wife, Janine, and their 7-year-old daughter, Jacki, and 2-year-old son, Troy.
Jennifer Hallman of Kirkland, Wash., works for Safeco Insurance in Seattle. She is the computer systems support analyst for the corporate legal department.
Jackie (Martinson) Halsted and her husband, John, of Tahuya, Wash., announce the birth of Sierra Jordan Lee on Aug. 29. Jackie is the controller for a regional manufactured home dealer. John graduated from the Criminal Justice Training Academy in October. He is a police officer for the City of Poulsbo.
After a Nov. 24 wedding and a honeymoon at Timberline Lodge on Mt. Hood, Ore., Janae L. Hodge and Terrence Parks are making their home in Lake Forest Park, Wash. Janae is a Spanish teacher at Shorewood High, and was recently recognized as staff member of the month and in the 1996 "Who's Who Among American Teachers and Professors." Terry goes to school full-time, plays in a jazz-rock band and is employed at United Grocers.
Carey Jennings married Michael Sketchley on Aug. 18 at Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church in Seattle. Carey is an assistant to the managing partner of Coblentz, Cahen, McCabe & Breyer in San Francisco. Michael is a graduate of Washington State University and works in his family's restaurant business, Garibaldi's on Presidio, in San Francisco's Pacific Heights. Carey and Michael live in San Francisco.
Jacqueline Keeler and Caroline Harrison of Petaluma, Calif., announce their union on Aug. 24 at Westminster Presbyterian in Tiburon, Calif. Jacqueline is director of The Whole Life Wellness Program and Caroline is president of Adventures in Whole Life Wellness, a new business coordinating and leading wellness retreats.
Brody Loy of Seattle, was inducted to the Salem Academy's Hall of Fame on Nov. 2. The Hall of Fame honors selected individuals who have made significant service or athletic contributions to the school and in their community. Brody graduated from the Salem Academy in 1988. He was an all-conference quarterback and defensive back who helped lead the Crusaders to the state AA football championship game twice, in 1986 and 1987. Brody was named "Athlete of the Year" for 1987-88.
John and Monica (Mayer) Murphy of Honolulu, Hawaii, announce the birth of Joseph Anthony on Aug. 26. John is an OB/GYN physician with the US Army. Monica has taken time off from being a labor and delivery nurse to stay at home with Joseph and brothers, Jacob, 6, and John Patrick, 2. Monica and John expect to move to Heidelberg, Germany, in July.
Andrew Podolske and Suzanne Wastier '91 were married on Sept. 1 at Kubota Garden in Seattle. Suzanne attends the Seattle Midwifery School. Andrew is an assistant branch manager at First Interstate Bank.
Roj Rohila of Chicago attends Northwestern University dental school. He will graduate in April 1998.
Laura Rowley will receive her master's degree in English as a Second Language from Sacramento State University in May and is also pursuing a degree in speech pathology. She lives in West Sacramento, Calif., is a consultant with Mary Kay Cosmetics and recently recorded a compact disc with her choir.
Karen Spadaro of Laguna Niguel, Calif., is the telecare manager for the West Coast Regional Telecare System for Vitus Innovative Hospice in Orange, Calif. She is also starting a master's program at California State University.
Susan B. Swanson graduated from PLU for the second time in December with a bachelor of arts in Biology, working toward a career in scientific illustration. She is employed part-time at KPLU.

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Marcus Berglund and Sara (Hagan) Cummings presented a poster session of their thesis research on domestic violence at the national conference of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy in Toronto, Canada, in October. Their research has caught national attention and they have been asked to talk about their results with a reporter for the Family Therapy News, the national newsletter sponsored by the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.
Carla (Putvin) Derie and her husband, Mike, of Tacoma, announce the birth of Trevor Michael on Aug. 20.
Dirk DeYoung operates his own dental practice in Marysville, Wash.
Mark Eastman married Hollie Jantz '95 on Dec. 21 in St. John's Lutheran Church of Sacramento, Calif. Mark is director of youth ministries and Hollie teaches elementary school.
Anneke Ernst will graduate from Gonzaga School of Law with in May. She works for the Spokane County Prosecutor and won her first jury trial in September.
Kristin Koss married Kevin Flandreau on Sept. 28 at Lutheran Bible Institute, in Issaquah, Wash. Kevin is a sales representative at Definitive Audio in Bellevue and Kristin is a sales administrator for Pyramid Breweries in Seattle.
Jennifer Graham of Norcross, Ga., works for Atlanta Capital Management Company and attends Georgia State University. She is half-way through the master of business administration finance program.
Susan Halvor, a student at Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary, is also the senior editor of Span, a seminary publication.
Gary and Julie '94 Hogan-Underdahl moved to St. Paul, Minn., in August 1996. After spending four months in Europe backpacking and camping, and two years in Seattle, Gary decided to attend Hamline Law School. Julie is doing a lot of freelance work, writing and editing.
Kari Kangas and his wife, Heli, of Helsinki, Finland, announce the birth of Olli Oskari on Aug. 8.
Wendy Kritsky of Pocatello, Idaho, is in her last year of physical therapy school, and has a residency in Pittsburgh in the fall and in Winston Salem, N.C., in the spring. She will graduate in May 1997.
[PHOTO]Kristina Kurle wed Stein Dolan on July 27 in St. Andrews Lutheran Church of Bellevue, Wash. Kristina completed her master's in education this summer at Seattle University and teaches fourth grade in Bellevue. Stein is an engineer at K2 ski company.
Kimberly Malek married Andrew Harnish on July 6 at Timberline Lodge near Mount Hood in Oregon. Kimberly works in the marketing department of Starbucks Coffee Company. Andrew works in sales at NW Company. They honeymooned by taking a two-week bicycle trip that started in Durango, Colo. Kimberly and Andrew live in Seattle.
Kori Anne McNary is a medical volunteer in the Peace Corps until September 1998. Please write to her at: PCV Kori Anne McNary, Paix De La Corps Americain, B.P. 1927, Conakry Guinea, West Africa.
[PHOTO]G. Calvin Nichols III married Megan Arno '96 on Dec. 22 at Ft. Lewis, Wash. Calvin is a juvenile detention officer for Pierce County Juvenile Court and Megan is a 2nd Lieutenant in the Army Nurse Corps.
Stella Pilostomos married Gregory Ritchey on July 13 at Chapel Hill Presbyterian Church in Gig Harbor, Wash. Gregory is a law student. Stella is a personal trainer, an aquatic fitness director and the person in charge of corporate and community relations at The Valley Athletic Club in Tumwater, Wash. Stella works with the Thurston County task force and St. Peter's Hospital to get Americans moving towards a healthy life.
Michael Thompson and Tara Crewsell were married on Aug. 17 at Lutheran Church of St. Paul in Graham, Wash. Tara is a travel consultant. Michael is a manager for Gig Harbor and Tacoma Athletic Clubs. They honeymooned in Las Vegas, Nev., and make their home in Tacoma.
Gail Wilkendorf married Dave Laney on Nov. 11, 1995, in Visalia, Calif. Gail is a kindergarten teacher; David is a videographer. They live in Visalia.

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Heather Berger has a two-year contract at the International School of Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, teaching grades 3-5 learning skills (special education). Anyone who wishes to write her may do so at: International School of Kuala Lumpur, P.O. Box 10359, Kuala Lumpur 53100, Malaysia.
Abigail Downing Blankner has begun work on a master of theological studies degree at Candler School of Theology, Emory University in Atlanta, Ga.
Elizabeth Cusato and Kristopher Wolfe were married Jan. 4 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Tacoma. Elizabeth is a music teacher at Charles Wright Academy in Tacoma, and Kristopher, a music student at PLU, will graduate this year.
Emil Gjester married Jane Oeltjen on July 27 at Valley Community Presbyterian Church in Lake Oswego, Ore. They spent their honeymoon in both Napa Valley, Calif., and Scandinavia. Emil and Jane live in Palo Alto, Calif.
Kristin Hartwell serves in the USAF as a Chinese Mandarin Cryptologic Linguist at Hickam AFB in Honolulu, Hawaii, after completing 15 months of language training at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, Calif., and an additional five months at Goodfellow AFB in San Angelo, Texas. Her plans for the year include lots of snorkeling, hiking and a trip to New Zealand in the fall.
Kirstin Jensen is moving to Eugene, Ore., for a new job as recreation specialist for Eugene Parks and Recreation as a whitewater rafting guide and ropes course and rock climbing instructor.
Siw (Karinen) Maloney is finishing her master's degree in organizational leadership in March at Chapman University. She and her husband, Matt, will be relocating to Oslo, Norway, this spring.
Andrew Gray and Nikki Mathieu were married on Oct. 6 in Richland, Wash. Nikki is on the Young Life staff. Andrew works in construction. They live in Wenatchee, Wash.
Kim Bradford placed first in feature-writing in a Pacific Northwest Newspaper Association competition for outstanding daily newspaper journalism. She was given the award for a story in the Tri-City Herald (Pasco, Wash.) about a high school boxer who was training for his first big tournament. Kim followed the boxer through his training and to Spokane, Wash., for the tournament. She was also on a team that placed first in spot-news reporting in the same competition. The award recognized the team's coverage of flooding in February 1996. Kim works for a group of papers between Baltimore and Washington, D.C. She lives in Columbia, Md., with her husband, Scott Johnson, who is finishing law school.
Scott and Becka (Wilson '95) Thompson moved to Puyallup, from Eugene, Ore., in December. Becka is an elementary school substitute teacher in the Puyallup School District. Scott is a staff accountant at Moss Adams in Tacoma.

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[PHOTO]Eric Anthony and Hallie Klipper were married on July 20. Eric is a mechanical engineer for Thermoguard Equipment Inc. Hallie is a research assistant and graduate student at Washington State University. They live in Spokane, Wash.
Kevin Benson teaches English as a Second Language at the University of Wonkwang, Iksan City, Korea.
Matt Hulquist and Kristi Keene were married Dec. 28 in Missoula, Mont. Kristi will graduate from Baylor physical therapy program in June and Matt is a second-year medical student at the University of Washington.
Ryan Petersen and Shelby Reed '96 were married on June 1 at the Faith United Methodist Church in Issaquah, Wash. Shelby works at Campbell's Resort in Chelan, Wash. Ryan works with his father in the family's orchard, Antoine Orchards, and freelances in graphic design. Ryan and Shelby honeymooned in Kauai and Maui, Hawaii, and live in Chelan, Wash.
Krista Sickert of Tacoma, is the director of youth ministry at Messiah Lutheran Church in Auburn, Wash., where she has worked since August 1995. Krista works with sixth through twelfth graders on a full-time basis, averaging 50-60 youth group attendees a week.

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Lisa Balmes teaches first grade at Byrom Elementary School, Tualatin, Ore., in the school district where she grew up. She says this has been a terrific experience and hopes to do this for the rest of her life.
Carrie Bryant and Matthew Strehlow of Corvallis, Ore., left on January 3 to volunteer teach for a year in Tanzania through the ELCA Division of Global Mission. Carrie will teach biology and Matt will teach chemistry to Tanzanian high school students.
Kathleen Carlisle married Steven Fountain on July 27 at Chateau Lorane in Lorane, Ore. They honeymooned on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, and live in Urbana, Ill.
Christine Hanson married Jeffrey Prichard on Aug. 3 at Silverdale Lutheran Church in Silverdale, Wash. Christine is a nurse at Harrison Memorial Hospital and a nurse practitioner on Vashon Island, Wash. Jeffrey is a student at Tacoma Community College in the paramedic program, and also works at Harrison Memorial Hospital. Christine and Jeffrey honeymooned in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, and live in Bremerton, Wash.
Ryker Labbee married Carrie Gargas on Sept. 7 on the beach at Kalaloch followed by a reception at Lake Quinault Lodge in Quinault, Wash. Carrie is a social worker and interpreter in Tacoma. Ryker is an information technology consultant for a computer firm in Renton, Wash. They honeymooned in New England and live in Normandy Park, Wash.
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